A former lawmaker representing of Rivers Southeast Senatorial District in the 7th and 8th Senate, Magnus Abe, has cried out over what he described as “miseries, humiliations and attacks” he is alleged suffering in his party, the All Progressives Congress APC. Abe said that him and others put their lives on the line to birth the party in Rivers State. The former lawmaker and governorship aspirant, further stated that he was facing oppression in the hands of the friend. Abe made his claims in a statement he shared on Facebook on Tuesday, said: “I have chosen not to be bitter towards anyone and not to teach bitterness to anyone. I know that if I teach people that Mr. A is the source of every failure and poverty, I will absolve myself and those I teach of all responsibility for whatever
Melaye, on his official twitter handle @dino-melaye, stated that APC would be defeated in Kogi State, adding that only ‘foolish and stupid’ and people with degree in stupidity would leave PDP for APC. He wrote: ‘Foolish and stupid’, people with degree in stupidity will leave PDP for APC. APC will be defeated in Kogi State.” After recent setbacks in his political career in the PDP, it had been rumoured that the senator planned to decamp. The Kogi State election tribunal in Lokoja, had recently sacked Melaye as senator and ordered a fresh election. Dino had also lost out of the PDP governorship primary held on September 3. He came fourth with 70 votes, while Musa Wada was declared winner with 748 votes. Dino appealed against the result to the PDP Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship Ap
A Bayelsa High Court had earlier vacated an interim order it gave restraining the party from adopting the direct mode of election for its governorship election. Justice Eberiyin Omokuro ruling on the application to set aside the interim order said the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the issue since it falls into the internal affairs of the political party. Buni met behind closed doors with major stakeholders and aspirants including the Minister of State for Petroleum, and leader of APC in Bayelsa, Chief Timipre Sylva, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Mr David Lyon, Preye Aganaba, Prof Ongoebi Maureen Etebu and Prince Ebitimi Amgbare. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting was adjourned, Buni disclosed that in line with the decision of the stakeholders a...
The People’s Democratic Party has expressed delight over the emergence of the incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State. Recall that Governor Bello defeated eight other aspirants with 3,127 out of 3,596 votes to clinch the APC governorship ticket. However, a statement on Monday by the Kogi state spokesman of the PDP, Bode Ogunmola, said the decision of APC delegates to hand Governor Bello a second term ticket would make it easy for the opposition party to win the governorship election. The PDP claimed that a purported public resentment against Bello’s administration in the last three and half years would pave way for it to win the November election.
Bayelsa State stakeholders have backed a businessman and oil magnate, Chief David Lyon, for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The stakeholders, who met in Yenagoa, the state capital, under the auspices of Bayelsa Stakeholders Forum (BSF) said they opted for Lyon after critically assessing other aspirants gunning for the ticket of the APC. The Leader of BSF, Chief Alex Ekiotenne, who spoke after the meeting, described the ambition of Lyon as a divine mandate saying he was on a mission to transform Bayelsa. Ekiotenne said: “The Forum has come to a conclusion to support David Lyon because, he is a man who has been tested and trusted, and we can trust him with our people. “He is a good product and a good product is easy to sell. The y
The Chairman, All Progressives Congress based in Germany, Hon. Olalekan Ogunwede has condemned the assault on the former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. He said; “the coordinated assault on Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, which some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in Nuremberg, Germany claimed responsibility for, is condemnable.” He said; “as it is the fundamental human rights of any group or individuals as Nigerian to express their opinions and demand their rights from every elected leader, it is also important that we conduct our acts in a very civil manner even in the light of untenable stewardship.” He enjoined any aggrieved groups or individuals to channel their grievances through legitimate diplomacy, civil protest and politicking r
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has apologised to aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who participated in the party’s 2019 primary election. Addressing the aspirants at Government House in Benin, the governor said that the meeting was inline with the recommendation of the Theophilus Okoh committee set up to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Obaseki, alongside party leaders in the state, thanked them for remaining with the party despite their grievances. His words: “After reading the Okoh committee report and watching videos, I really appreciate you all and say we are truly sorry for what you may have gone through during the 2019 primary election. “Out of the primaries arose almost 20 court